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RIP Chuck Yeager

Tue Dec 08, 2020 5:43 pm

Farewell Chuck as you take that final flight to the wild blue yonder.... ... dead-at-97

It was his collaboration with Electronic Arts in the early 1990's with the "Air Combat" game that really hooked me into PC gaming and I never went back to consoles. Also it introduced me to military history and I made a career in the USAF in science and engineering, active duty and civil service.

I referenced the game in my forum signature last few years here on TR. If you want to try the game click on the link to the web page DOS emulator and just type in any number for the aircraft trivia question and it will start the game.
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Re: RIP Chuck Yeager

Wed Dec 09, 2020 6:45 am

Godspeed, Chuck Yeager! They don't make 'em like that anymore.
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Re: RIP Chuck Yeager

Wed Dec 09, 2020 7:28 am

Indeed, good luck finding test pilots of his caliber. Most of original astronauts are gone and the few that remain are close to crossing into the final frontier.

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